A financial crisis is not a reasonable entity. It can’t be rationalised with. There are no negotiation tactics available that can put a financial crisis to bed. Saving your business from debt would take a tremendous amount of effort. There just aren’t any soft answers when it comes down to a financial crisis. It is…
The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) was set up in the late 1940s as a vocational training center. The primary function then was to provide a means of employment for people who were displaced because of the partition. Later, the Micro Small and Medium Development (MSMED) Act came into being in 2006…
The most successful of businesses are best run through the repetition of past strategies that might have once proved economically viable. Proactivity in business practices is often about the ability to successfully replicate a once successful strategy into a better version of itself. Thus, the market is a constantly churning mechanism that is always seeking…
Having a website for your business, no matter how small or big is crucial for every business’s credibility, but often gets ignored. So you’ve finally had one built! But how can you use this to grow your business? Your website’s success depends on the traffic it gets and increasing your website traffic is a time-consuming and expensive task. Can you ensure that the traffic to your website converts into customers? Here are three tactics to do just that!
Every small business owner would be familiar with the panic associated with customers paying late. It wrecks havoc with your business operations, your planning and regular payments to employees and other operational charges. In fact, it has been found that over 55% of the total value of B2B invoices in India were reported to be paid late according to a 2016 report by Atradius. This causes problems for the business and in turn, the other businesses it works with, thereby causing a negative cascading effect. To counter this, most businesses have in place a process called credit control. In simple words, it is a practice followed by businesses to ensure that customers don’t take too long to pay you by following up through emails or calls.
Most businesses inevitably face a cash crunch or two during their lifespan. To tide over such lean periods, a business can opt for financing options available in the market, the most obvious of which is a business loan or alternative financing solutions such as invoice discounting. How is invoice discounting different from a business loan? What are the advantages of it over a regular business loan? Here’s how!
It’s important to move with the times and evolve; as an individual, an entity or any kind of organisation. If you’re a business, it is imperative that you stay on top of the latest trends in your industry and use it to better your business. As technology continues to evolve rapidly, businesses need to embrace emerging, cutting-edge technologies before it is too late else you will run the risk of becoming an industry laggard.
We scouted the internet for reports from leading sources like the SMB Group, Cerasis, Deloitte, KPMG and many more for the 2017 technology trends for small businesses to bring you a consolidated list of tech trends your business should not miss out on! Are you and your business on top of these technology trends listed here?
Every business no matter how good the product may be, or how much funding they have are bound to have some trouble if their cash flow management is off. A company’s cash flow is dependent on timely invoice payments from their customers. A 2016 survey by Atradius on B2B Payments in APAC showed that Indian businesses face a delay of 65 days on an average to receive payments from the day of invoicing. The business struggles to stay afloat when these payments are delayed. This is one crucial aspect of any business that can spell success or doom for them. Here we outline some of the most common cash flow mistakes small business owners should stay clear of to avoid jeopardising their survival.
Bad credit history bogging your business down? Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Poor credit, be it personal or company, makes it that much harder for a business looking for a loan or any kind of funding. Banks scrutinise your credit history before approving your loan application. You may have had your reasons as to why you couldn’t pay up on time or messed up your payments. But to any lender, a person with a bad credit is high-risk, because it means either that you’ve not repaid on time or that you’ve seen harsh times. Fret not, all is not lost! There are a variety of alternative financing options which look into your operating history and business strength, and not just your credit history. Here, we introduce you to 5 viable financing options for businesses with bad credit.
Every manufacturing or small business owner knows how hard it is to stay on top of your finances. A common mistake most first-time business owners make is to ignore good accounting practices because you have ‘just started out’. Sorry to burst your little bubble, but this lapse in keeping your finances in order could cost you dearly. Worry not! We’ve put together five easy tips to help you get your business’s accounting in order.